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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. "Excellent opportunity and research environment."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work and jovial environment.Everyone is helpful and the team with which I worked was very helpful and guided me to become an effective researcher.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work pressure was too much ,some of the team members were disorganized which made the work towards the deadline too hectic.


  2. "Almost at the 10 year mark and still love coming to work everyday"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's very clean and a nice modern and social environment. Each person who works here feels like we make a difference, it's not just a job. Educational opportunities are pretty good. Nice gym on site and plenty of programs for work/life balance. Very good benefits and retirement package.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape here, but I think it would be that way at any place the size of MD Anderson. It's difficult to get promoted or get a decent raise here. The pay is not on par with other positions in different institutions unfortunately. And the workload to staff ratio is very is very uneven a lot of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Overall I think Management does a good job, like any other position you have good ones, and bad ones. Do more to see the potential in your people, reward them or they'll leave.

  3. "Good place to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many job opportunities and career development

    Cons

    Institution is huge and it takes time to learn about possible career paths

    Advice to Management

    There is too much bureaucracy.


  4. "a hospital which promotes, inspires and reflects your core values"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    staff are caring, patients are inspiring

    Cons

    none yet at the moment


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Future Uncertain - change in leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with the best of the best in oncology research; approachable faculty; co-workers from every area of the world; competitive salaries, beautiful surroundings (buildings/furniture), top-notch equipment.

    Cons

    Recent change in leadership (president) who is reworking how things have been done. Wants to commercialize. Lots of changes from the top-down. Not everyone is happy with the changes. Also brought some bad press which dedicated employees are having a hard time getting over. Also since a state agency it is difficult to fire low-achievers and high achievers are overburdened.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the efforts of the dedicated, long-term employees; look at experience more than letters after someone's name. Rate work ethic higher than the degree that someone has.


  6. "Loved it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is helpful and friendly. Many opportunities for career advancement due to the size of institution and diversity of jobs.

    Cons

    Very hard to get a permanent position with MDACC by just applying online. I suggest getting a contract position with a temp agency. MDACC has alot of contract employees. Many contract employees are ultimately offered permanent positions.

    Advice to Management

    The process of hiring employees needs to be quicker. It takes too long to get feedback on applications.


  7. "Statistics support for biologists"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is rather relaxed

    Cons

    The work is routine. No need to learn new things constantly

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After they made the decision the hiring process was pretty quick and the people involved were very helpful in getting my documentation prepared.

    Cons

    Not Applicable. The hiring process was pretty routine.


  9. "the working environment is great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    many opportunities for training courses

    Cons

    the paid for postdoctoral fellows are low


  10. "Good place to work and make friends"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities and doing good work

    Cons

    Work politics, pay for parking

    Advice to Management

    overall, still a good company to work


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